If a recent mammogram showed you have dense breast tissue, you may wonder what this means for your breast cancer risk. Doctors know.
A 2018 research study in the journal Radiology also linked dense breasts to an increased overall risk of breast cancer.
Even the most experienced radiologists using highly sensitive 3D mammography have a hard time detecting cancer in dense breast tissue.
An Introduction to Dense Breast Tissue. 1. Breast Cancer is 4-6 times more likely in women with extremely dense breasts than in women with fatty breasts. 4.